x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.

Sony Xperia Z1 Featured in Best Rugged

Announced
Sep 4, 2013
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

  • Big display (5.0 inches)
  • High-resolution display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen, over 430ppi (441 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (20.7 megapixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

No cons

Share

embed

Description

The Xperia Z1 is Sony’s Android flagship for the second half of 2013. The Xperia Z1 features a 20-megapixel camera with a large sensor and Sony’s G Lens, a 5-inch 1080p display, and all of that is wrapped in a water-resistant body. Under the hood, the Z1 runs on a Snapdragon 800 chip with 2GB of RAM.

Do you ...?




Unlock this phone Compare

Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.00 oz (170 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 58

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 441 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 64.52 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup20.7 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 27 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.3"
    • Features:
      • Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Talk time:
    • 13.83 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 36.7 days (880 hours)
      the average is 20 days (478 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 15.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (907 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 35.4 days (850 hours)
      the average is 23 days (555 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 31.7 days (760 hours)
      the average is 23 days (551 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 3000 mAh

Multimediabenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Custom equalizer
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
specifications continue after the ad

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, MirrorLink

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 04 Sep 2013

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Charger, microUSB cable, User documentation

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Sony i1 Honami, Sony C6906, Sony Xperia Z1S, Sony C6916


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia Z1 C6906

(For North America)
Differences:
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3

Sony Xperia Z1 C6943

(For Brasil)
Differences:
  • FDD LTE:
    • 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz

Sony Xperia Z1 SO-01F

(For Japan)
Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 800, 850, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 800 (band 19), 1500 (band 21), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1) MHz

Sony Xperia Z1 C6902/L39h

(HSPA+ only)
Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3

Sony Xperia Z1S

(For T-Mobile)
Differences:
  • OS:
    • Android (4.4.4)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.74 x 2.91 x 0.34 inches (145.7 x 73.9 x 8.55 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.71 oz (162 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Talk time:
    • 15.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 25.0 days (600 hours)
      the average is 20 days (478 h)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 25.8 days (620 hours)
      the average is 23 days (555 h)
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17) MHz

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Sony Xperia Z1 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


If you are interested in using our specs commercially, check out our Phone specs database licensing page.


User circle

3p3hr

Want it

8logic

Have it

abdane

Had it

ADHLIA

Want it

aditya.k

Want it

adolert15

Want it

adw0125

Want it

Ahmed.Abba

Want it

Ahmed_badr

Want it

Airforce

Want it

Akfred

Want it

alaahershy

Have it

alaw.14

Want it

alexcraiov

Want it

alfiejay

Had it

Ali2014

Want it

amberw555

Want it

amir123

Want it

Andrew51

Want it

andriodfan

Have it

Buy This Phone

Partners

iPad 2 Cases
MaxCDN

Latest stories